About SMT

As a self-taught, freelance writer,  editor and small-press publisher,

Gingko Leaves

Ginkgo Leaves (Photo credit: kafka4prez)

I have been studying and honing my craft for 20+ years.  I started with writing poetry, and progressed to various types of manuscripts, copy and content.  This has included articles, speeches, advertising copy, product descriptions and business collateral.

I have loved marketing and promotion since I was a teenager, when I won a regional marketing award for layout.  Though my background is in the clerical field, I have always sought opportunities to use my writing skills.  I have and still enjoy many independent creative pursuits in which my writing skills are the foundation.

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Ginkgo leaves (Photo credit: N-Q)

Launching Self Marketing Today  is a dream come true.  I derive immense pleasure from sharing simple marketing ideas, promotion strategies, links and other business information.  I once aspired to publish newsletters.  With the advent of increased computer use by every segment of our society, I realized that online publishing is now the best vehicle through which to write.

I love the reading, writing, editing, and publishing of the written word.


I chose the ginkgo leaf for the motif of SMT because of its uplifting symbolic significance.  This is my marker painting.


It reflects my spirit, and my desire for every creative person who reads my blog.

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Ginkgo Leaf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some of my writing and publishing activities:

  • INeedCoffee: articles, poetry, tutorials
  • Creative Blog: SHMM
  • Christian Blog: Draw Nigh To Hope
  • Online store documents: eCrater
  • Online store documents: Zibbet
  • Online store documents: Shophandmade
  • Mid-west Poetry Review: poetry
  • SA-De Books anthology:poetry
  • Poetry Motel: poetry
  • TPAC: arts articles
  • Chapbook publishing
  • Workshop materials compilation
  • Speech writing
  • Business letters & other communication
  • Grantwriting: Ella Cabot Lyman Trust submission (unfunded)
  • Report writing
  • Misc writing, editing and publishing